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The Monday Question: Audience!

The Monday Question

Yesterday I headed to the cinema to check out 22 Jump Street. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one (which I saw at home), so catching this at the cinema would be fun as I was looking forward to the feeling of a whole audience laughing about the jokes. It turned out slightly different as it seemed a huge part of the audience missed a whole lot of jokes being made (many involving them talking about it being a sequel). It resulted in quite a few moments where I felt I was one of the few people actually laughing about it. Normally I don’t head to the cinema for comedies, its usually the big budget films that deserve to be seen on the biggest screen you can and it made me wonder if I should in the future. Ever so slightly the fact not everyone was laughing when I expected they would decreased my enjoyment a bit. So today’s question:

Do you prefer to watch comedies at the cineam or would you rather see them in the comfort of your own home?

Category: Movies
  • Steven Flores says:

    That depends. If there is a good comedy playing in a theater, I’ll go see it. If it’s on TV, I’ll check it out.

    June 9, 2014 at 1:28 am
    • Nostra says:

      In general I think my sense of humor is very different to others. Also remember laughing a lot when watching Bad Lieutenant with Nicholas Cage…hardly anyone was laughing even though I saw it as a really dark comedy.

      June 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • Victor says:

    The cinema. I enjoy them with the crowd reaction.

    June 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I can understand. To me it depends on the crowds…and since you can’t predict them…

      June 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm
  • Rodney says:

    Because comedy is so subjective, and requires a certain sense of humor, I find it best to sit at home and watch them alone – although a good communal laugh, like I had in the cinema for American Pie way back when, is really nice, but a complete rarity – where I can chortle away to myself (or switch it off, if it’s no good).

    Which means Adam Sandler can kiss my ass. He’s not getting a slot on my weekly film-watching schedule.

    June 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I wasn’t expecting anyone enjoying comedies more at home. Happy to see I’m not alone on this.

      Hahaha, I also refuse to watch any more Adam Sandler movies!

      June 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm
  • moviepencil says:

    I almost never watch a comedy at the cinema….. The Reason is well articulated in your post above and in Rodney’s comment.

    It’s almost never worth it in my opinion…… And I ain’t prepared to pay the ticket dues to watch em if I’m not getting something better than what I would experience at home.

    June 10, 2014 at 8:33 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, it is so subjective and usually comedies aren’t worth watching in the cinema anyway (unless it is with a big group of friends who like the same kind of comedy)

      June 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm
  • Courtney says:

    It makes no difference to me; if I have the opportunity to go to the cinema, I take it! Plus, it’s always hilarious when I’m the only person busting out laughing in a quiet crowd. Loud and proud!

    June 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Hahaha, that’s also a way to approach it Courtney. Thanks for you comment!

      June 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  • Popcorn Nights says:

    Good question! I think if the audience is on the same page a good comedy can be great to watch in the cinema. I remember seeing Borat in a packed cinema in London when it came out and the entire audience was in stitches throughout. I remember crying with laughter at one point. But when some people don’t get the jokes it’s a bit of a shame. It’s a strange feeling when you find something very funny and other people don’t.

    June 11, 2014 at 10:10 am
    • Nostra says:

      I guess that is one of those laugh out loud comedies….but not many are able to do that nowadays I think.

      June 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

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